Can I afford accommodation?

Accommodation costs will slightly vary with the rise and fall of the economic market. Make sure that when you are trying to gage the affordance that you look out for hidden costs and things which are not included in the base price. Try to calculate out how much money you will have, and what you will need to spend on things to get you through student life including, but not limited to; food, rent, study materials, bills (everyday and utilities), clothes, a social life and transport. Try and get an idea of what proportion of the total money that you have, you can (or want to) use for rent.

A good option is getting in touch with other students or alumni for answers and experiences with this. You can use our Facebook groups,  MHCI and MET programs.